Breakaway lanyards are very useful. They allow you to attach an item to the end using metal clip, and they have a plastic section in the back that comes apart easily when pressed. Breakaway lanyards are great because you can have something you use regularly within reach, letting you find it easily, but they also allow you to detach them when necessary. These products can hold items like keys, pens, IDs, and safety items like pepper spray.
The plastic release sits on the part that is on the back of your neck, is usually made of black or white plastic, and the sides detach from each other via a squeezing mechanism. The user simply has to push on a part of the buckle for release. This is very convenient because you do not need to keep your items attached to your neck while you are using them.
Lanyards are relatively cheap, and can be found through online retailers, wholesalers, and in many kinds of stores, such as sporting goods stores and university book stores. Plain ones bought singly can be less than a dollar, while others with specialty logos like sports teams generally can be anywhere from two to ten dollars. If you are looking to outfit a team or a company with breakaway lanyards, they can be bought in bulk with prices as low as one to three dollars per lanyard for your company’s or team’s logo custom printed on the fabric.
If you are looking for something just for yourself rather than a group of people, you can find specialty lanyards for sale on eBay, including limited edition ones that are difficult to find, as well as those that have been signed by famous sports players, celebrities, musicians, or bands. According to Lanyards Central, prices on such items vary widely depending on the design and signature.